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3 Out Of 4 American Adults Prefer Printed Books Over eBooks

3 Out Of 4 American Adults Prefer Printed Books Over eBooks

Ever since the inception of ebooks, many have cited the contention that they may soon replace actual, printed books. It goes without saying that ebooks are cheap, easy to access, highly convenient for the readers and offer many other benefits. However, a poll has now revealed that 75% of American adults still prefer printed books over ebooks.

By On July 23, 2013 Respond
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Nook Apps For PC And Mac Retire, But A Workaround Is Here

Nook Apps For PC And Mac Retire, But A Workaround Is Here

It has been a month since Barnes & Noble quietly removed Nook apss for PC and Mac from its website. Yesterday, it was officially confirmed that the bookseller won’t support the apps any longer.

By On June 12, 2013 Respond
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Kobo Brings 6.8-Inch Aura HD E-Reader For $170

Kobo Brings 6.8-Inch Aura HD E-Reader For $170

Canadian e-reader maker Kobo has announced Aura HD, a new upper-end premium e-reader with attractive specifications along with a 6.8-inch HD screen. According to Kobo, Aura HD e-reader has the highest-resolution display than any other e-reader available in the market today.

By On April 16, 2013 Respond
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Europe’s Cheapest E-Reader Txtr Beagle Now In US, But Lost The ‘Cheap’ Charm

Europe’s Cheapest E-Reader Txtr Beagle Now In US, But Lost The ‘Cheap’ Charm

In October 2012, German electronics company Txtr launched the world’s cheapest and smallest e-Reader called Beagle for €10 ($12). The e-Reader was being sold through wireless carriers in Europe and people also showed great interest buying it. The good news is, Txtr Beagle e-Reader is now available in the US. But for this, U.S. users have to pay more than 5 times the original price.

By On March 11, 2013 1 Response
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Nook Simple Touch Price Drops To $79 From $99

Nook Simple Touch Price Drops To $79 From $99

Barnes and Noble has lowered the price of its Nook Simple Touch e-reader to $79. This is a $20 price cut from the previous price of $99, which makes it the cheapest e-reader of its kind in the market.

By On December 10, 2012 Respond
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Amazon Pushes For Digital Textbooks Through Whispercast

Amazon Pushes For Digital Textbooks Through Whispercast

Amazon has been among the leaders of the ebook arena for quite a while. With a huge library of ebooks available on its website, the company has been leading some of the most radical steps in the ebook industry. Now, it seems that Amazon is all set to disrupt the textbook industry by making a major move in favor of digital textbooks. To this end, Amazon has recently announced Whispercast for Kindle – a mass-management system for ebooks.

By On October 18, 2012 Respond
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Amazon Sells Kindle Devices At Cost, Confirms CEO

Amazon Sells Kindle Devices At Cost, Confirms CEO

Amazon’s Kindle lineup consists of fairly low price-points. Wall Street speculators over the past few years have even assumed that Amazon is profiting virtually nothing per unit sold. In an interview with BBC, Amazon Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Bezos, made it clear the online retailer sell its Kindle e-reader devices “at-cost.” This is the first time Amazon released information related to manufacturing costs of Kindle e-readers.

By On October 14, 2012 Respond
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German Company Releases $12 Ebook Reader – Beagle

German Company Releases $12 Ebook Reader – Beagle

A German company, named txtr, has launched the cheapest e-reader in the world. It’s called Beagle, and the price is so low that you may think we are joking. The price of the device is only 10 euros (roughly $12). The display size of the e-reader is 5-inch and it’s thickness scales to 5mm only. It won’t be wrong to say, Beagle is the world’s cheapest and smallest e-reader.

By On October 11, 2012 Respond
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Nook GlowLight Price Drops To Match Kindle Paperwhite

Nook GlowLight Price Drops To Match Kindle Paperwhite

Amazon’s highly anticipated Kindle Paperwhite ereader will start shipping out in just a couple of days. Ahead of the launch of the new ebook reader from Amazon, at least two retailers has dropped the price of Nook GlowLight to match Kindle Paperwhite. Two major retailers – Target and Walmart – has already dropped Nook Glowlight price, and now both companies are offering the Nook Simple Touch With GlowLight for $119.

By On September 30, 2012 Respond
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Barnes & Noble Launches 7-Inch Nook HD And 9-Inch Nook HD+ Tablets With Killer Pricing

Barnes & Noble Launches 7-Inch Nook HD And 9-Inch Nook HD+ Tablets With Killer Pricing

Barnes & Noble has brought two new Nook tablets – a 7-inch NOOK HD and a 9-inch NOOK HD+. The tablets are lighter and brighter. NOOK HD features the world’s highest-resolution display for a 7-inch tablet, and NOOK HD+ is the lightest 9-inch tablet in its class. And, the price of the tablets are just awesome. They won’t just take on Kindle Fire HD or Nexus 7, but ready to take down Apple iPad.

By On September 26, 2012 Respond
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Amazon May Ship Color E-Ink Based Kindle Reader In The Second Half Of 2012

Amazon May Ship Color E-Ink Based Kindle Reader In The Second Half Of 2012

Taiwanese website Digitimes reported that Amazon may launch a Kindle with color E-Ink display in the second half of this year. According to the report, Amazon’s new color E-Ink based ebook readers will be built with multi-touch capacitive panels instead of infrared touch panels used in the previous mono-color e-book readers.

By On May 12, 2012 Respond
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Amazon Kindle Cloud Reader

Amazon Kindle Cloud Reader

Amazon releases web-based Kindle Cloud Reader app, which is optimized for iPads and compatible with both Chrome and Safari, the new app is essentially a browser version of the Kindle eBook reader, providing PC, Mac and Chromebook users with access to their digitized libraries. The tool also offers local storage, allowing for offline reading, though Amazon’s device limit still applies and this cloud reader is unveils with relatively little fanfare or explanation, but its site highlights the service’s main attractions, including its iPad optimization. The cloud application is based on HTML5 and optimizes the reading device or computer being used, even though the book can be read instantly, it is still stored locally for offline reading……………

By On August 10, 2011 Respond
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Apple To Purchase Barnes & Noble For iBooks?

Apple To Purchase Barnes & Noble For iBooks?

Apple and Barnes & Noble are in high-level talks regarding Apple acquiring the massive retail bookseller and Apple is said to be considering a purchase of book giant Barnes & Noble. Apple has massive amounts of cash-on-hand and B&N’s stock hasn’t exactly been a blue chipper the past few years and Apple would likely need to add a small premium to appease the shareholders, but they could probably snap up Barnes & Noble for under $2 billion………………….

By On July 30, 2011 Respond
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Kobo eReader Touch Edition Goes On Sale

Kobo eReader Touch Edition Goes On Sale

Kobo eReader Touch Edition goes on sale in the US and Canada and the device has been splashed in silver, black, blue and lilac hues. The system features a six-inch Pearl E Ink display and a single home button to ease users reading sessions with flicker-free page turns and Real Touch technology, which allows users to tap or swipe the screen for turning pages, long press to highlight text and zoom, lock up or rotate it. Kobo eReader Touch Edition from numerous retail outlets and online stores like Indigo, Walmart, Best Buy and Borders at the price of $129.99 and $139.99……….

By On June 18, 2011 Respond
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NPG And CSU Make Partnership For Dynamic Digital TextBooks

NPG And CSU Make Partnership For Dynamic Digital TextBooks

CSU has announced a three-year deal with Nature Publishing Group for low-cost, interactive, web-based textbooks with access options for disabled students and first to be offered is an introductory biology text, fittingly titled Principles of Biology. Professors can edit the content, which includes 175 interactive lessons, access to a database of research papers and and assessments for students, can all be used on any device from a slate to a computer and even also printed if you prefer scribing your notes with pen and paper or won’t be near an internet connection………

By On May 26, 2011 Respond
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